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NCJ Number: 155067 Find in a Library
Title: Analysis of Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice System in New Orleans, Louisiana (From Reports on Juvenile Crime, Charles C Foti, Jr -- See NCJ-155066)
Author(s): G Landry; A Neville
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 38
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police statistics indicate that juvenile crime in New Orleans has increased at a more rapid rate than adult crime, and Orleans does not provide adequate sanctions against juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Between 1985 and 1990, the number of juvenile arrests increased by 19 percent and the number of charges increased by 82 percent. The upswing in charges against juveniles is due to the fact that juveniles more frequently possess either weapons or drugs when arrested on another charge. About 72 percent of all charges against juveniles in New Orleans are for criminal offenses, with only 28 percent classified as status offenses. A significant increase has occurred in the number of serious crimes committed by juveniles. Although juveniles comprised only 11 percent of the total number of persons arrested in 1990, they accounted for 30 percent of murder charges. The operation of the juvenile justice system in New Orleans is discussed with respect to the juvenile court, arrest and release procedures, juvenile correctional facilities, detention and adjudication hearings, and juvenile probation. The effectiveness of the juvenile justice system is questioned, and a profile of juvenile offenders in custody is included. 17 references, 8 tables, and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system effectiveness; Firearm-crime relationships; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile offender statistics; Louisiana; Weapons violations
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